10 October 2008

10 October 2008: Pannone launches partnership with The College of Law

Internationally-renowned Manchester law firm, Pannone LLP, has announced it is launching a unique programme of bespoke training with The College of Law, to be run from the College’s new centre in the city from September 2009.

01 October 2008

1 October 2008: London Solicitors Urged to Give a Helping Hand to Would-Be Lawyers

The College of Law in Bloomsbury is on the look out for London solicitors, who are keen to pass on their knowledge to the next generation of legal professionals by becoming mentors.

30 September 2008

College of Law Expansion Forges Ahead with £5.5 Million Birmingham Extension and £2 Million Chester Refurbishment

The College of Law is continuing its rapid growth with the announcement of a £5.5 million extension of the Birmingham centre and the completion of a £2 million renovation scheme at the Chester centre.

12 September 2008

12 September 2008: College expands in Birmingham

Plans for the expansion of the College of Law Birmingham Centre have been approved by Birmingham City Council Planning Committee. The four-storey extension will include a larger law library, new classrooms, a study area for students and new offices.

03 September 2008

3 September 2008: Cleary Gottlieb Announces Unique Partnership with The College of Law

International law firm Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton LLP has finalised an agreement with The College of Law for the College to become the firm’s exclusive partner for the Graduate Diploma in Law, the Legal Practice Course (LPC) and the Professional Skills Course (PSC).

29 August 2008

29 August 2008: College of Law opposes SRA proposals

The College of Law has hit out at the Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA) after the regulatory body proposed scrapping compulsory higher rights qualifications for solicitor advocates in favour of a voluntary accreditation process.

28 August 2008

28 August 2008: Voluntary Accredition Plan Could Lead To Incompetent  Higher Court Advocacy

The Legal Services Policy Institute at The College of Law has warned the Solicitors Regulation Authority that their proposals for voluntary accreditation for solicitor higher court advocates would not be in the public interest as they could lead to incompetent solicitors appearing in those courts.

22 August 2008

22 August 2008: Human rights delegation to Colombia

A group of 30 English and Welsh solicitors is heading to Colombia as part of an international human rights delegation.

28 July 2008

28 July 2008: Conference Puts Students on Right Pathway

Last week 150 sixth-formers congregated at the University of Warwick to attend the first-ever Pathways to Law National Conference.

23 May 2008

23 May 2008: Personal Injury diploma from MASS and College of Law

Employees from two leading Manchester law firms looking to specialise in Personal Injury (PI) are the first to gain the Motor Accident Solicitors Society (MASS) practical PI Diploma prepared by MASS, approved by the College of Law and delivered by Practising Personal Injury Solicitors.

21 May 2008

21 May 2008: Over 30% Increase In Students Wanting To Specialise In Legal Aid Work

The number of students wanting to specialise in legal aid work has increased by nearly a third in the past two years according to the latest figures published today by The College of Law.

08 May 2008

8 May 2008: College of Law scoops Weil Gotshal LPC mandate

US firm Weil Gotshal & Manges has signed up the College of Law to run the LPC+ course for its future trainee solicitors starting in September 2009.

06 May 2008

6 May 2008: York College of Law Sports Day 2008 and Tug-of-Law for law firms and student

Rival law firms from across the region descended on The College of Law in York to tough it out, not in the courts of law but on the College playing fields at Bishopthorpe on Saturday April 26th.

24 April 2008

24 April 2008: Media coverage of Manchester launch announcement

There has been extensive media coverage in national and regional newspapers, legal journals and websites of the College of Law announcement that it will open a new centre in Manchester in 2009.

24 April 2008

College of Law wins at Attorney General’s pro bono awards

The College of Law won the Best Contribution by a Team of Students for its Chinese Information and Advice Centre at the Attorney General’s Student and Law School Pro Bono Awards 2008

21 April 2008

The College of Law to open £5.5m centre in Manchester

The College of Law continues to expand with their announcement today of the opening of a new centre to serve the needs of corporate Manchester.

07 April 2008

7 April 2008: Birmingham Law Student to Run Marathon for Arthritis Care

Marianne Russell, aged 25, a student at The College of Law in Birmingham, is running in Sunday’s 26 mile long London Marathon (April 13th) to raise at least £2,000 for Arthritis Care on behalf of members of her family and a close friend crippled by rheumatoid arthritis.

22 February 2008

22 February 2008: College of Law launches Midlands property collective

A group of eleven Midlands law firms together with The College of Law have launched a Birmingham-based commercial property training programme for junior lawyers.

15 February 2008

15 February 2008: 11 Midland Law Firms Form New Commercial Property Consortium

Eleven leading Midlands law firms have formed a new commercial property consortium in conjunction with The College of Law to pioneer a pooled structured training programme for junior property lawyers. The training courses will be delivered by the College at its Birmingham centre in Great Hampton Street in the city’s Jewellery Quarter.

24 January 2008

24 January 2008: Small And Medium Firms Would Be Disadvantaged By New LDP Framework

A warning that small and medium-sized firms will be “disadvantaged disproportionately” by the new legal disciplinary practice (LDP) provisions of the Legal Services Act has been made by the Legal Services Policy Institute in its response to the Solicitors Regulation Authority’s (SRA) Consultation Paper on new forms of practice and regulation.

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